Monday, August 31, 2009

Back to School

The long awaited day is finally here--the kids are officially back in school. The first day of school is always a big deal, but it was an even bigger deal for us because most of the other kids in the neighborhood have been back in school for over a week! I guess that is just what happens when you go to a school with a different schedule. Anyway, Tehani was so excited she woke up at 4am and had a hard time getting back to sleep. I'm just glad I was able to get some photos before either of them got food (or toothpaste) on their clothes.

In checking with them after school, they both said that school was good. Other than falling asleep in science class (Tehani said it was because she got up so early) they had fun. There are a few new kids at the school this year and both Kobe and Tehani said they each made a new friend (great, more play dates.)

Now if I can just figure up how we are going to get the kids to and from school each day (If anyone knows where I can get one of those teleporters like the use on Star Trek, let me know :)

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Lights, Camera, Action!!

One of the perks of working at a TV station is that my kids occasionally get to help out as "extras" when we are shooting new spots. The kids have fun doing it (we've been to the aviary, aquarium, and even the ice rink for previous spots) and I enjoy getting to see them on-air.
Anyway, their latest adventure in television production work was for a pretend birthday party. The kids had fun eating way too much cake, ice cream, and rootbeer. With all the sugar that was consumed, I'm hopefully we came out with enough good footage to make the spot.

Anyway, so when they are rich and famous television stars (and supporting me in my old age) you can say that you knew them first!!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

You know your kid is online a lot when... visit the schools website and this is what you see on the homepage:

Their school doesn't start for a few more days so I was on the website to check on something. Why Kobe has to make weird faces like that in every photo that he is in, I don't know.

I'm just hoping that all of this "computer training" means he will grow up to be a computer gazillionaire like Bill Gates of Steve Jobs. One can hope, right?

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Who wears short shorts?

I'd like everyone to know that we've met a major milestone at the Tevaga household this past week--I finally went shopping and got Tehani some new shorts. No more "Daisy Dukes" for her!

Cynthia likes to harass me about the fact that Tehani still wears clothes with the numbers 4T or 5T on the tags. At first we couldn't buy her anything bigger--she is so straight and skinny (she must get it from her mom :) that anything else would fall right off of her...

Then it kind of got to be like a competition--how long could I let Tehani go on wearing clothes that I had bought for her before she started kindergarten... And don't get me started on how much money we've saved by not buying our daughter a stitch of clothing for three years...

July 2006 and July 2009
Same girl, same shorts.

Let's just say I live by the motto "Use it up, wear it out..."

In my defense, Tehani does wear shorts to school everyday under her uniform jumper ("So when I'm hanging upside down on the jungle gym, the boys won't see my underwear" as Tehani would say.) So in the interest of not looking funny with shorts hanging out underneath her jumper, Tehani went on wearing her Nair approved "short shorts" year after year.

But, after a couple of trips to Target this week, our short shorts problem has been solved.

I even broke down and got Tehani some new longer uniforms for school (I'm such a good Mom)

So if you know anyone that can use some gently used--err, I mean--well worn shorts, let me know! PS--Just remember that Tehani has long legs so any shorts pictured above may appear shorter than they really are :)

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Down n' Derby

Today was Kobe's first Pinewood Derby. I actually believe it was the first Pinewood Derby for everyone in our family and it was quite the event. All the cubs in the stake participate and other than Kobe's wheel falling off mid race (thank goodness they had a pit-stop set up for the racers where we were able to procure a new wheel holder-on thingy) Kobe's car performed great!
Thanks to Grandpa for taking the time to "help" Kobe build his car back in June--between Chicago and Tahiti I knew we would need to get this done early!

I'm not sure how much of the car Kobe did (and how much my Dad did) but that's what the Pinewood Derby is all about, right?